WILLOUGHBY, Ohio (Aug. 6, 2007) – Today’s Garden Center® Magazine today announced the launch of TGC’s Revolutionary 100 Garden Centers for 2008. Those interested in being considered for the list can take the online survey at www.todaysgardencenter.com.
The program, now in its third year, surveys garden center owners and managers and culminates in a listing of the 100 most revolutionary garden centers – 20 in each of five national regions. It is open to all garden centers, large and small, and is based on leadership and innovation, not on size or revenue.
“In the garden center industry, there is a ranking focused on dollars that also includes big-box retailers,” says Richard Jones, Group Editor of Today’s Garden Center. “We decided we would create a definitive report focused solely on independent garden centers that would give single-location retailers equal weight with larger independent chains. In our first two years, the response has been tremendous.”
Garden center owner and managers across the United States fill out the online questionnaire covering topics such as employee training, industry involvement, profitability, marketing, use of technology, purchasing, and customer and community service. The entrants are ranked according to a point system, and the 100 top entries make the list.
The online survey is posted at www.todaysgardencenter.com. The survey deadline will be October 12 and the top 100 rankings will be listed in the January issue of Today’s Garden Center magazine.
For more information, contact:
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